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Northern Irish Law Society accused of political bias in move to strike Padragin

18-01-2005 15:29

The Law Society of Northern Ireland are in the process of closing down the law practice of Padragin Drinan. She can no longer represent her clients and they are asking the High Court in Belfast to freeze her assets immediately. Many in the human rights community beleive this to be a politically motivated move.

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Palstine Solidarity events in Cambridge

18-01-2005 14:23

Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine - Israel (29 Jan),

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Lesbian&Gay History Month (Feb05)- website

17-01-2005 16:52

February 2005 sees the the first ever Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual,Transgender History Month.
There is a website which is listing events.

Front page of which is reproduced below. pls see rest of website for further info.

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Linslade Bypass Protests Begin

17-01-2005 16:24

Reisdents of Linslade, Leighton Buzzard and other places in the region held their first protest today at the site of a proposed dual carriageway across farmland on the route form Aylesbury to Milton Keynes.

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Voting: The great American Hoax

17-01-2005 02:19

Voting: The Great American Hoax
Direct Democracy vs. Electoral Politics, an Anarchist look at Voting.

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Statement to USLAW from the Basra Oil Federation

17-01-2005 00:08

This was a letter written for US Labor Against War for their annual conference in December from Hassan Jumaa, President of the General Union of Oil Employees in Basra. The federation covers Nassriyah, Amara and Basra. Hassan is also the General Secretary of the Southern Oil Company Union. He has worked for the SOC for over 30 years. See for the appeal IOF has launched for the Union.

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‘The Battle for Iraq May Never Be Won’

16-01-2005 22:03

Coalition Admits on Eve of Election: Run-up to vote sees mounting violence as US commanders finally concede they underestimated the resistance

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Paying the Price - Iraq meeting in Manchester

16-01-2005 21:55

Before the War, Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, Over One Million Iraqi Children died, in the silent Holocaust that was the UN imposed Sanctions regime, between the years of 1991-2003.

"By the United Nations own admission, 5,000 children die every month because of a shortage of medicine created by Sanctions imposed by the United Nations" Andy Kershaw, the Independent.

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nature, culture, and indygenous struggle for autonomy under threat from road bu

16-01-2005 19:15

three recent articles taken and translated from chiapas indymedia which explain the current situation in the mexico- guatemala border area, in the lacantun nature reserve. the governement is building a huge bridge to prepare the way for the transnationals and "progress", perhaps lets call it sustainable development. only that the zapatisas hold autonomous comunities in the area, and that we are resisting everywhere. dissent!g8

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Justice for Palestine Vigil

16-01-2005 12:48

Justice for Palestine
Yesterday there was a vigil outside of Sheffield Town Hall to draw attention to the fact that Palestine is still illegally occupied, and that 1.2 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip remain imprisoned.

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Consatis Call center Berlin

15-01-2005 20:24

Berliner call center agents not paid for 6 months.

The berliner call center “Consatis” has been refusing to pay its workers for the last 6 months. Employees are worried: their contracts state if they are not paid within the next 6 months they may not be paid at all.

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Middlesex University students vote to boycott Coca-Cola

15-01-2005 16:55

Middlesx University students recently voted to join the growing worldwide boycott of Coca-Cola in support of trade unionists in Colombia who allege Coke is complicit in the paramilitary murder of eight of their members, and rural communities in India whose soil and water have been poisoned by the rapacious corporation. (under 500 words).

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Birghton Anti-G8 Meetings

15-01-2005 12:55

Brighton! Dissent are a group attempting to co-ordinate radical resistance to the 2005 G8 Summit, and contribute to the building of an anti-capitalist movement in and around Brighton.

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Lambeth UNISON calls for end to UNISON support for pension-cutting MPS

14-01-2005 20:55

Lambeth UNISON is calling for UNISON to cut financial support to MPs who are not prepared to defend public sector pensions.

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Anti G8 Meeting Nottingham

14-01-2005 20:47

Local Nottingham Dissent! Meeting

Wednesday 26th January, 8pm, at the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields, Nottingham, 0845 458 9595

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Anti-G8 Meeting in Leeds

14-01-2005 19:05

Resisting the G8 summit 2005: meeting 7.30 pm Thursday 20th January, The Adelphi pub, 1-5 Hunslet rd, Leeds.

Following the well attended meeting on the same topic in November this meeting has been called to continue discussing what people in Leeds can do to oppose the G8 Summit in Scotland this summer.

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On Ethnic Cleansing: Israeli Zionist Historian Benny Morris Speaks Out!!

14-01-2005 10:11

Benny Morris says he was always a Zionist. People were mistaken ... when they thought that his historical study on the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem was intended to undercut the Zionist enterprise. Nonsense, Morris says ... So they came to the mistaken conclusion that when Morris describes the cruelest deeds that the Zionist movement perpetrated in 1948 he is actually being condemnatory, that when he describes the large-scale [ethnic] expulsion operations [against the Palestinians by Israel's founders] he is being denunciatory. They did not conceive that the great documenter of the sins of Zionism in fact identifies with those sins.

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A Letter from The Maitreya to the World

14-01-2005 09:09

As the emotions of peoples all over the globe range from anger and rage, to sadness and despair, to shock and dismay, to contented disdain, no more pressing could be the need for the voice of God to calm the savage seas of human emotion. While the news reports following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 are speaking the collective voice of the peopleone of revenge and retaliationseemingly forgotten are the words God has sent for thousands of years to His children on Earth: To live by the sword is to die by the sword.

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An injury to one is an injury to all!

14-01-2005 03:50

There is a direct connection linking the abuse of animals with the abuse of human beings. When humans exploit and abuse animals, it legitimizes ALL abuse of power. Animal abuse legitimizes child abuse,sexism, racism, homophobia, ethnic prejudice and all the ways humans exploit each other.

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A Video Message from the Iraqi Resistance

14-01-2005 02:35

Reuters obtained from Iraqi guerrillas "an English-language video urging U.S. troops to lay down their weapons and seek refuge in mosques and homes" (Michael Georgy, "Iraq Rebels in Video Taunt," January 12, 2005), promising protection to soldiers who heed their call. The Information Clearing House has made the video and a transcript of its content available: "A Message from the 'Iraq Resistance.'"